Guillermina De Ferrari

Position title: Halls-Bascom Professor of Spanish and Art History


Phone: (608) 262.2093

1132 Van Hise Hall
Office Hours: By appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina, 1989
M Phil. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 1993
M.A. Columbia University, 1994
M Phil. Columbia University, 1997
Ph.D. Columbia University, 2001

Guillermina De Ferrari is Halls-Bascom Professor of Spanish and Art History. She is the author of Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007), and Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba (New York: Routledge, 2014). She has published many articles on Cuban and Caribbean literature, visual culture, photography, and world literature. She directed the Center for Visual Cultures (2014–18), and curated the exhibition Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today (Chazen Museum of Art 2015). She is co-editor with Ursula Heise (UCLA) of the Routledge Series Literature and Contemporary Thought. She is currently a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Research in the Humanities (2018–22), and a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.

Futures of Comparative Literature. Ed. Ursula K. Heise, Dudley Andrew, Alexander Beecroft, Jessica Berman, David Damrosch, Guillermina De Ferrari, César Domínguez, Barbara Harlow, and Eric Hayot. (London: Routledge, 2017).

Science Fiction and the Rules of Uncertainty, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 24 no. 61 (2020):1–10.

Reading Without Habits: a Caribbean Contribution to World Literature.” In World Literature – Cosmopolitanism – Globality, 152–71. (Berlin: De Gryuter Publishing, 2019).

Sobre Eros y tumbas.” In Antonio José Ponte, Contrabando de sombras, 173–98. (Leiden: Bokeh, 2018).

“A Caribbean Hauntology: The Sensorial Art of Joscelyn Gardner and M. NourbeSe Philip,”Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 27.3 (2018):271–93. [by invitation and peer review]

“Cuba: a Curated Culture.” In Latin American Cultural Studies: a Reader, edited by Jens Anderman, Ben Bollig, Lorraine Leu, Daniel Mosquera, Rory O’Bryen and David M. J. Wood, 140–61. (New York: Routledge, 2017). (2007 article reprinted by invitation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies).

Padura después del vendaval,” co-authored with Vicky Unruh. A Contracorriente 13.1 (2015):1–12.

Opacity and Sensation in Reynier Leyva Novo’s Historical Installations,InVisible Culture 22 (2015).

“Embargoed Masculinities: Friendship and the Role of the Intellectual in the Post-Soviet Cuban novel,” Latin American Literary Review 69 (2007):91–115. 

“Aesthetics Under Siege: Dirty Realism and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez’s Trilogía sucia de La Habana,” The Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 7 (2003):23–44.

AH 600: Special Topics in Art History
–Latin American Photography